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Upper and Lower Hinge in Box Plot Different from PERCENTILE() Calculation


Published: 22 May 2017
Last Modified Date: 04 Oct 2018

Issue

A calculated field using the function PERCENTILE() returns different results than the upper and lower whisker of a Tableau generated Box Plot view.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

For a detailed explanation of how Tukey inclusionary hinges are calculated, please see the related links to the right.

Cause

Tableau uses Tukey inclusionary hinges rather than the 25th and 75th percentiles. 

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